Thai. Name of a female giant or yak character in the Ramakien, who is described as having a green complexion,
tah jorakae and upright tusks, and wearing a kabang-style crown. She is a daughter of Thao Lastian (ลัสเตียน) and
Ratchada (รัชฎา). She is hence a younger sister of Totsakan (fig.), as well as of
(fig.), Khon or Khara (ขร), Thoot (ทูษณ์), and
Trihsian (fig.). She was married to
Chiwha (fig.), until the latter got killed by Totsakan. After being grieved by her loss, the widowed Sammanakkha one day strolled into the forest, where she came across
Phra Ram, and was instantly infatuated by him. She made advances, but
Rama was not interested and told her he was faithful to his beloved
Sammanakkha attacked Sita, but the assault was thwarted by
(fig.), who cut off her nose and ears, and sent her back to
Langka. Humiliated, she first went to her brother Khara, who sent seven
Rakshasa warriors to attack Rama, who easily dispatched them. Khara himself then attacked with his army of soldiers, but all but one were killed.
Sammanakkha then went to Totsakan and persuaded him to abduct and marry Sida, a proposal that her eldest brother ‒in spite of opposition from Phipek‒ executed, thus triggering the war between
Ayodhaya and Langka, which is described in the Ramakien.
See also LIST OF RAMAKIEN CHARACTERS.